Nintendo also supports a lot of indie game developers. There is one indie game, though that didn’t make the cut and the plan of releasing a Nintendo port of the game was botched.
The game I am referring to is the Zombie Vikings. This is a game that was developed by an indie game developer called Zoink Games.
This is not their first game, though, as they have released a popular game called “Stick It To the The Man”. Their first game garnered a lot of praises that is why they created the Zombie Vikings to increase their sales and put out another quality game.
The Zombie Vikings has been ported to a lot of game consoles and it is even available on the PC.
The game is actually garnering a lot of good reviews because of its hilarity as well as its gameplay. The graphics are pretty cute as well so it will surely entice Nintendo fans.
Now, just recently, one of the game developers in the Zoink Games studio offered an apology for Nintendo fans. He issued a message stating the Zombie Vikings will no longer be released on the Nintendo Wii U.
The exact reasons were not disclosed but some fans do have a thing to say about the issue.
You see, Nintendo has been aggressive lately when it comes to their royalties. Fans speculate that this decision was because Nintendo wants to float their boat.
As you can recall, the Nintendo Wii U suffered poor sales in the past 2 years. Nintendo is changing things up by aggressively getting royalties from developers that create games for them.
This issue was evident during the recent fiasco that happened with the Nintendo DLC in Minecraft. People were irate because of the fact that Nintendo is putting down people who upload Nintendo DLC content on their channels.
Then, Nintendo messaged the uploader that they can re-upload the video again, provided that they will give royalties to the entertainment company.
PewDiePie, one of the most popular Youtube streamers, said that Nintendo is bad for doing this. If people are uploading videos showcasing the Nintendo DLC in Minecraft, fans are already giving good exposure for the DLC. Why the heck would they need to pay royalties?
That is why the cancellation of the Zombie Vikings game for the Nintendo Wii U is probably due to that.
Another speculation that is making rounds over the internet about this issue is that Nintendo is thinking that the Zombie Vikings will not bode so well for the platform.
Whatever the issue is, Mikael, the game developer from Zoink Games, said that they will be focusing on more new content instead of thinking about this whole Nintendo issue.
Whatever it is, I hope that Nintendo will not suffer any losses because of their aggressive moves.